(Senate - June 25, 2013)

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                           DREAM ACT CHAMPION

  Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, one, I wish to applaud the senior Senator 
from Illinois for his statement, and I will say publicly on the floor 
of the Senate what I have said to him privately, what I have said to 
him in our leadership meetings, and what I have said to him in our 
caucuses, that he is the champion of the DREAM Act. That act--when it 
finally passes, will give these DREAMers a better life, and there will 
be one person they can thank most and that will be Senator Dick Durbin 
of Illinois. Because for the time I have known him--and it has been 
years--this has been first and foremost over and over again, and I just 
want to state my admiration for the Senator from Illinois for doing